Investment in residential assets accounts for 27% of global real estate
Operational residential investment (which comprises multifamily, student housing and senior living assets) accounted for 27 percent of global real estate investment in the first three quarters of 2020, up from just 16 percent a decade ago, according to Savills Global Living Report 2020.
The sector’s resilience and strong fundamentals hold true in today’s challenging macro environment, with demographic trends and affordability constraints continuing to drive demand for rental accommodation. Savills noted that while residential investment volumes in the first three quarters of this year were down 31 percent, it was the least dramatic fall among property types, alongside logistics (down 16 percent). By comparison, office and retail were down 37 percent and 38 percent, respectively, when benchmarke